Dance Crazian

June 1st, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

So I got all excited when I found out that I had an Amazian to root for on the new season of smash-hit reality competition show So You Think You Can Dance?

The Jewish Daily Forward notes:

“Just six years ago, when Hanna-Lee Sakakibara plunged through the floor of a Jerusalem wedding hall in an infamous disaster that left 23 Israelis dead, it was unclear whether she would ever pirouette again.”


“Born in Jerusalem to a Japanese father and an Australian mother, Sakakibara was only 16 when the floor of the Versailles wedding hall, where she was working as a dancer, suddenly collapsed. A fellow dancer found Sakakibara, her legs pinned under rubble and her face shattered. Lying in a hospital bed, with metal plates in her face, the Christian Israeli dancer asked for divine intervention. “I just prayed as I lay in that bed,: ‘If you let me get out of this, God, I will pursue dance until the end.’”

AHH! A good Isreali girl with twinkle toes and a divine comeback? Of course I love her.

Alongside this discovery, I also happened to discover the MOST INCREDIBLE ROBOT DANCE EVER, which happened to surface in the next night of SYTYCD auditions. The moves were exhibited by a fellow named Bryan Gaynor.

HOOOOOLLLY CRAP. Bryan is an HONORASIAN, dude. Nobody does the robot like we do.

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